"monkey" Definition

  1. spirit or ill temper; “to get one’s MONKEY up,” to rouse his passion. A man is said to have his MONKEY up or the MONKEY on his back, when he is “riled,” or out of temper; this is old, and was probably in allusion originally to the evil spirit which was supposed to be always present with a man; also under similar circumstances a man is said to have his back or hump up.
  2. the instrument which drives a rocket.—_Army._
  3. 500_l._-_-Sporting Slang._
  4. the vessel in which a mess receives its full allowance of grog.—_Sea._

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Position in the dictionary: 2206 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: monkey with a long tail, monkey-board, monkey-boat, monkey’s allowance, monniker, month of sundays, mooch, mooching, moon, moon-raker
Previous words in the dictionary: monkery, monk, mondayish, molrowing, mollygrubs, mollycoddle, mollsack, mollisher, molled, moll-tooler

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